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Ten people dead Following minibus collides with truck in Romania

Last updated on October 7, 2019

Ten people died and seven others were injured in a road mishap in Ialomița, Romania, on Saturday, emergency providers supported to Euronews.

The incident happened in the wee hours of Saturday when a minibus and a truck collided on the street linking Slobozia into Urziceni in southern Romania, AFP news agency reported, quoting Romanian police.

Nine of these 16 minibus passengers died in the accident, and the truck driver, the Ialomița emergency services mentioned.

“One of the wounded, four have been in a severe condition”, said Raed Arafat, Romania’s Secretary of State for the Interior.

It’s among the very serious in recent street accidents in Romania, a state where the poor condition of the roads is frequently debated.

The street was shut and 40 firefighters were predicated upon the scene, according to the AFP quoting Romania’s emergency department.

Romania is the EU Country with the maximum rate of road accidents: there have been 96 street crash deaths per million inhabitants in 2018. The EU average is 49 deaths per million inhabitants.